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printing spree here in the united states, printing anywhere from 2.4 trillion to $2.7 trillion in order to buy up bonds, including a lot of government debt directly. they say, hey look, so far we don't have inflation so there is no harm in it. to what you say? >> 2% inflation as opposed to a greater level of inflation, there is such a panic in europe that everybody was racing out of the europe into the dollar. holding dollars the fed created instead of spending them same in the united states. because of the economic situation in the united states, many people are using dollars they receive, indeed some printed by the fed to repay debt inset of consume. the whole idea we're not cooking inflation in the oven in the long run is a false idea. the key to the gold standard and going forward to a modernized gold standard it is a prescription for long-term economic growth. under the gold standard the american economy grew at 4% compounded annually, from the birth of the republic practically up until 1971. whereas the economy under the federal reserve's quantitative easing in the last decade has
in the united states, and we think larger caps are the place to be. liz: where in the larger cap space? are there particular sectors you like? particular names? >> well, within the large cap, we believe in a broader based investment strategy, well diversified. a couple of sectors we like is health care and the other is real estate despite huge runups with home builders. we think that recovery is just at its infancy, and really won't peak out for another four or five years in the real estate market. a couple sectors we think have real legs to grow much higher. david: david, back to you. we have a credit crunch going on. the fed, both the fed and politicians, try to make sure we don't have the same kind of bubble in housing we did before. large companies can get around this in a way small companies can't going directly into the markets themselves. for that reason, would you prefer a large cap company over a small cap company right now? >> yes, absolutely. for the reasons you cite. number one, they do have access to credit. number two, they do have strong balance sheets, clean, and a lot
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